There’s a new French crêpe and galette restaurant in town which can only be described as the furthest thing from a local crêperie. L’Ami Malo on a small cobbled lane in Shoreditch is chic and designed with slick copper and wood furnishings, an array of indoor plants and a sexy cocktail bar boasting a potent menu to boot.
Known for being a mover and shaker of modern Indian cuisine, Abdul Yaseen (Cinnamon Club and Cinnamon Kitchen for over a decade) has gone out on his own and injected a burst of flavour from the Golden Triangle to the City of London.
After smoking their way around the capital with residencies at Street Feast’s Dalston Yard, Hawker House and Battersea Power Station, as well as pop-ups at Wireless and Field Day festivals, Barbecue street food smokers HotBox have nested in their permanent home in Spitafields.
Blixen is housed in a gorgeous old bank; a grand room with high ceilings flooded with light, modern brass finishing, vibrant blue-leather booths with wicker detailing under a plant-covered pergola. You'll also find bar seats along a steel-clad counter with stellar views into the open kitchen. Très chic.
Designed around the rooms of an Italian villa, choosing whether to dine in the Pantry, Library, Dining Room or Cellar will be your toughest decision at La Tagliata, who specialise in simple, genuine and natural products and a love for antique traditions.
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